Just when you think things can't get worse for Justin Bieber...
A new report suggests the singer isn't nearly as popular on Twitter as once believed. In fact, half his followers aren't even considered real by the advanced metrics of social media!
According to Socialbakers, nearly half of Bieber's 37 million-plus followers are "fake," meaning their accounts are either spam; do not follow anyone except JB; and/or simply post retweets.
The most damning result of this study? It means Lady Gaga is actually the most popular Twitter user! The following chart proves she has 19 million legitimate followers, versus Justin's 17.8 million:
This news couldn't come at a worse time for Bieber.
He is facing charges of battery based on an incident where he allegedly spit on a neighbor; he's under for driving way too quickly around his neighbor; and Selena Gomez says she's a much better person following their split.
How can you make Justin feel better? Follow him on Twitter, of course! But do it for real, people.